The current computing environment is filled with risks that users willingly accept but do not truly understand. This presentation will expand on risk, provide a cyber threat overview and advocate a “culture of security”.
Special Agent Miguel A. Clarke has been employed with the FBI for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and joined the FBI in 1998. Special Agent (SA) Clarke investigated major drug trafficking organizations, violent crimes and multinational gangs before joining the National Security Squad in 2000. In 2001, SA Clarke joined the newly created Dallas Cyber Squad. His primary responsibility was investigating criminal computer intrusions within the Northern District and Eastern District of Texas.
In 2004, SA Clarke began working national security cyber cases, exclusively. He was the primary case agent for the United States' efforts to protect the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from broad-spectrum, Cyber-Counterintelligence threats (hostile foreign governments). In 2008 he was promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent and served at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force in the Washington, D.C. area. SA Clarke returned to Dallas to start a dedicated National Security Cyber Squad for FBI Dallas in 2010. In this role, he assembled and led a successful, high-functioning, Cyber Squad which successfully mitigated numerous classified threats to the national information infrastructure. SA Clarke spent 7 years supervising various National Security and Criminal Investigative programs. In 2017, SA Clarke joined the Office of the Private Sector program to help coordinate FBI efforts to better engage with private sector partners to protect critical infrastructure.